Bill Sponsor
House Bill 5377
118th Congress(2023-2024)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House on Sep 8, 2023
Sep 8, 2023
Latest Action
Sep 13, 2023
Origin Chamber
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Bill Number
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
North Carolina
North Carolina
House Votes (0)
Senate Votes (0)
No House votes have been held for this bill.

This bill extends the eligibility or applicability of various Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs and benefits.

First, the bill extends from three to five years the authority for additional licensed health care professionals (i.e., physician assistants, nurse practitioners, audiologists, and psychologists) to perform medical disability examinations as part of the existing VA pilot program related to the use of contract physicians for disability examinations.

Currently, when an individual transfers fewer than 12 credits from a program of education that is closed or disapproved, the individual is deemed to have not received those credits, and no charge from the individual's entitlement to education assistance may be made for that period of enrollment. Under the bill, this period of relief for those affected by a closure or disapproval is extended by two years to apply to programs that close or discontinue before September 30, 2025.

The bill extends through FY2028 the authorization for VA emergency preparedness for public health emergencies.

The bill also extends the applicability of certain loan fee rates through November 15, 2031, under the VA's home loan program.

Text (1)
September 8, 2023
Actions (3)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Jun 24, 2024 7:39:24 PM